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Does Divorce Have an Impact on Estate Planning?

Posted on: March 14, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
When you're in the midst of a divorce, you're probably not thinking about estate planning or your will. However, if you're divorcing, you should think about the impact a divorce can have on an estate plan.
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What wrong with the Presley estate?

Beneficiary Battle over Presley Estate Reveals Possible Problems in Estate Planning

Posted on: March 13, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
A badly in debt woman dies leaving the proceeds of substantial insurance policies to her children only to have her trust contested by relatives who claim an amendment naming the children as beneficiaries is invalid with no witnesses, misspelled names, suspicious signatures and was never given to previous trustees for review as required by agreement. A long, expensive, and protracted legal battle likely is brewing.
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Finding an Elder Law Attorney

Should I Consider Working with an Elder Law Attorney?

Posted on: March 10, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Elder law attorneys can assist family caregivers in understanding their loved one’s current situation and outlining possible solutions for the future.
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How Probate Court works.

What Is Probate Court?

Posted on: March 9, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Probate court ensures that a will is executed according to the wishes of the individual who has passed away.
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Co-op and transferring to the kids

Can a Power of Attorney Withdraw Money from Bank Account?

Posted on: March 8, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The first step in understanding whether a power of attorney can transfer money to themselves is to understand the different types of power of attorney.
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What Should Seniors Know before Remarrying?

Posted on: March 7, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
As the calendar turned to 2023, many of us took a moment to think about resolutions. I want to lose 10 pounds. I want to read things that aren’t just about work. I want to learn how to play pickleball. Or maybe this year I’ll give a relationship another shot. Maybe I’ll even remarry.
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Calculating Required Minimum Distribution

What are Required Minimum Distribution Rules for 2023?

Posted on: March 6, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
The SECURE 2.0 Act, which was signed into law in December 2022, changes the RMD rules for retirement savers beginning in 2023.
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Work on your Estate Plan

What are the Causes and Risk Factors of Parkinson's Disease?

Posted on: March 3, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
There are several known causes of Parkinson's disease (PD). This condition is associated with decreased amounts of dopamine in a small area of the brain called the substantia nigra and in its projections to the basal ganglia (deep nuclei inside the brain).
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Annuity Beneficiaries

What Should I Know About Annuity Beneficiaries?

Posted on: March 2, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
An annuity beneficiary is a person or entity that receives the benefit of an annuity after the death of the annuity owner. Who you choose to be the beneficiary of your annuity depends on several factors, including the type of annuity you own and your financial goals for it.
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What wrong with the Presley estate?

Why Is Lisa Marie Presley's Mom Fighting Her Daughter’s Estate Plan?

Posted on: March 1, 2023 | By: David Parker, Esq.
Priscilla Presley has filed legal documents disputing who oversees the estate of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
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